Pittsfield LEED Residence

LEED homes exceed Energy Star requirements and offer a multitude of benefits to their home owners such as lower energy and water bills, reduced gas emissions, and increased comfort in indoor air quality.

The spacious kitchen was designed using Electrolux Energy Star appliances and natural granite and HanStone countertops. This home includes three and a half bathrooms, all of which are equipped with very high efficiency fixtures and fittings; Kohler WaterSense Certified faucets, with a flow rate of 1.5 gpm, and Dual-Flush TOTO toilets, with a rate of 0.9 gpf. A 60% reduction of water demand by the irrigation system was achieved through use of high efficiency irrigation techniques and drought resistence plantings.

Upon completion, this home was awarded a 5 Star + Energy Star rating, the highest of the Home
Energy Ratings. This home was insulated using a custom system of spray foam and BIB insulation. The windows installed are Anderson NFRC/Energy Star windows. The combination of air-tight insulation and high efficiency windows resulted in excellenct thermal envelope performance.